Educational services testimonials
Working with nature in Nova Scotia & beyond
"We need more of this kind of sensitive landscaping in our world.
Rosmarie Bradley and her business,
Helping Nature Heal, are doing great things in Lunenburg County.
"The Acadian Forest restoration project at the
Bayview School in Mahone Bay, for example, is fantastic from both ecological and
educational points of view.
"It was very impressive to see all those Grade Sixers
with their hands and feet in the mud planting trees for the future . . .
". . . In addition
to promoting the ecological benefits of restoring natural landscapes, Rosmarie
demonstrates how native plants can be used in innovative horticultural design.
"We need more of this kind of sensitive landscaping in our world."
- Jim Drescher,
Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
Rosmarie is guest speaker at
Healthy Workplace Committee's Lunch & Learn
"Thank You for yesterday. We all really enjoyed it and I've heard a lot of great feedback.
We are doing a seed planting lunch in May and we are also going to make "beautiful" hats.
You were very inspiring and people loved the soothing sound of your voice. Oh, I could go on and on, but
as my Grandmother would say "I don't want you to get a swollen head!"
- Tami Cushing
Family Support Centre
Lunenburg District Office
Department of Community Services
Natural Notes e-news subscriber says "Good work"
"Another good issue of your newsletter. I always enjoy it, as it provides an interesting
perspective on your part of the province. Keep up the good work."
- Larry Bell, President
WATER Research Associates Inc
Sackville, Nova Scotia
e-news subscriber says "Thanks"
"This newsletter is a wonderful gift to your subscribers. It inspires on so many levels: wide-ranging
information; community-based and global awareness projects; beautiful nature photogtraphy; and hands-on gardening advice.
And it's well-written to boot!
"Thanks for all the work you are putting into the letter and into our South Shore community too.
You're helping us, your readers, develop a deeper consciousness of our environment and ourselves."
- Beth Munroe
HNH workshop participants evaluate Rosmarie
"Please keep it up forever"
"All is good"
"Doing a great job"
"Keep up the good work. A pleasure to be here"
"Great atmosphere, great learning environment. Rosmarie is a very skillful teacher"
" The food was lovely."
"Thanks for the wonderful dinner!"
Another Natural Notes e-news subscriber writes
"I just want to let you know what an inspiration your newsletters are.
Keep up the great work,"
- Melanie Priesnitz
Nova Scotia PlantWatch Coordinator
K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre &
Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens
Second Story salutes "Pollyanna of Gardening!"
"Rosmarie Bradley is an invaluable asset to Second Story Women's Centre. Rosmarie volunteers her time,
using her Horticultural Therapy training, to offer workshops to benefit women.
"Rosmarie is a fount of information on
a wide range of topics from using the cycles of the moon to improve garden productivity, to the basics of gardening
and landscape design, to creating crafts and gifts using natural products.
Her boundless energy and upbeat outlook
make her the 'Pollyanna of Gardening.'
"Rosmarie teaches by the hands-on method and uses tours of existing farms, gardens, and natural sites to illustrate
her concepts. By sharing her amazing creativity, she gives women the opportunity to grow and have fun at the same
time. Everyone from the first time gardener to the seasoned grower learns in the warm and inclusive environment she
nurtures. Participants leave the sessions more knowledgeable and more connected to the natural world.
"We are all inspired by her passion and commitment to the environment and to her community."
Another Horticulture Therapy testimonial!
Thank YOU! you have done an amazing job of getting a group of very different women inspired, involved and engaged in both the community and gardening.
What a fantastic accomplishment!
- Andrea Clealand
Note: Andrea is a Class A Float Program teacher,
Global Education Association member and spearhead of the
Lunenburg Academy Community Gardens
Harbour View Haven 2007 Accreditation Survey: applause for Garden Club:
"The enclosed garden has been significantly enhanced and a volunteer group was created
to maintain it . . .
"The Garden Club Program has achieved positive outcomes for residents and staff in the
home. There are artistic and visual benefits and the volunteers work with the residents in
gardening activities. Vegetables are grown for resident use. . .
"Having the right people: The organization [Harbour View Haven] has adequate numbers of qualified staff,
independent practitioners, and volunteers to provide quality services."
Lisa Craig, HVH activity director, notes in an e-mail to Rosmarie and Sue:
" Wanted to let you know that the surveyors were notably impressed with the Garden
Club and the wonderful volunteer support to make this possible at HVH . . . Kudos to you both, once again. Indeed your
project has been a tremendous success and I am very proud."
"Last Thursday's Landscape/Gardening course was an exciting experience indeed! I am learning a
great deal, and look forward to three more sessions with such a gentle and knowledgeable person.
- N. Tracey, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
HNH at Harbour View Haven
"It was an absolutely wonderful session today! May I share
with you just one more time . . . I am so excited about all that
you are doing . . . All of the wonderful things revolving around your
work continue to grow and flourish. This is just exemplary!
Keep up the good work and I'll look forward to seeing you soon."
Last, but definitely not least . . .
"You are wonderful, kind, talented people."
- Sharon Hart, Toronto, Ontario